OC Achieve Fund

Did you know that there are still a number of things not covered by the NDIS?

As a not-for-profit, we rely heavily on your support.

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OC Connections is proud to provide a range of specialised and innovative support services which enhance the quality of life for people with an intellectual disability, and their families. Integral to this is the opportunity to achieve maximum independence as active members of the community.

What is the OC Achieve Fund?

We all have goals and dreams, some small some big. By giving generously to the OC Achieve Fund you can help an individual achieve their own personal goals.

The OC Achieve Fund is a charitable fund that is solely dedicated to paying for necessary items that are not covered by the NDIS. Applications for funding are managed through the Participant committee who make the decisions about the allocation of the funding.

Underpinned by our unique Co-Achieve Model, the goal of the OC Achieve Fund is to support people with disabilities to:

  • Be heard and valued, accepted and included
  • Pursue dreams and aspirations
  • Participate in their local community in a meaningful way
  • Be supported to learn new skills and have new experiences
  • Develop a sense of purpose and belonging.

To continue to support participants we have developed new ways of doing things, employing more IT to connect with participants and run programs, providing additional learning and recreation activities in our houses and making sure all venues are safe are fully compliant with all infection control recommendations.

With your support we can provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OCC participants to achieve their personal goals! 

How can you help?

Your financial contribution will be used to provide more opportunities outside the NDIS for OC Connections’ participants to achieve their personal goals!

Where will your contribution go?

OC Connections aims to create as many opportunities as possible to people living with a disability.

Thanks to the amazing support of people just like you, the OC Achieve fund has previously funded the purchase of:

  • Sporting equipment so that participants learn new skills, increase their health and fitness, and build the confidence to join a local club
  • iPads to improve participants education and communication
  • Purchase of art supplies and equipment
  • Equipment for participants personal use 
  • Updating of furniture in our houses
  • Support for people to access new activities and events
  • Helped our community living residents celebrate Christmas
  • Supported a participant to purchase a laptop so they could access learn to drive apps

CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN STYLE

In December 2021, OC Connections’ supported accommodation residents and day support participants were able to celebrate Christmas in style with assistance from the OC Achieve Fund. From money raised via our 2021 Winter Appeal, we were able to purchase Christmas vouchers, stockings and additional items for our houses to assist in the preparation of Christmas.

As a result, our residents were able to decorate their houses, enjoy gifts and meals together with their fellow residents and staff.

Friendship and community are a big part of life. We understand that being around people you like and who make you feel good is important. We make the most of opportunities for participants to build community and celebrate big moments and events in life, like Christmas and birthdays. This is why your donation is important – it provides opportunities for participants to celebrate and build their community.

REMEMBERING OUR FRIEND

Our supported accommodation helps people find a home, live well in their home, live with people they like, achieve goals, enjoy different activities and spend time with new people and old friends.

Participants are supported to build a community in which they belong and feel safe and respected.

Participants and staff become like family and so losing a housemate is like losing family – for both staff and residents. This year, the OC Achieve fund helped residents purchase items to build a mosaic memorial plaque for a deceased resident, as well as purchase a plant for the home’s garden.

The plaque and tree is so we can have a little space in the garden to remember our friend by.

OC Connections’ residents

Other Ways To Donate

DONATE BY PHONE

You can call us on (03) 9569 0603 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm) to make a credit card donation.

DONATE BY POST

OC Connections, PO Box 127 Oakleigh VIC 3166

DONATE IN PERSON

We are located at 773 Warrigal Road Oakleigh 3166 and open 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.